Summary: This unit doesn't connect to Hulu, or Netflix, read the description very carefully. I'm really not even sure what it does. It connected to my media server, to a point. I had it and my media server hard-wired to the same router, 3 feet from one another. The tiling/pixelation was unbearable and unwatchable. You know when you have a satellite cable service and there's a snowstorm or rain and you get all those blocks on the screen?
Summary: I cannot get it to work consistently. It's just not compatible with Windows 7. I've changed media server software on the computer, updated the netgear, done everything I can think of (and I'm very good with computers). It just doesn't work. Spend more money and get one that works.
Summary: This product is conceptually good and seems to predict the future alternative to cable and satellite as far as accessing tv channels in a more cost effective way. However at this stage the EVA 2000 falls short. The VuNow service is totally useless because I have had nothing but problems accessing the server despite having had customer support by someone with a weird name who could barely speak English.
Summary: I've been looking for a digital video player so I could play videos from my NAS device. On a whim, I bought this the Netgear Digital Entertainer Live. I will be returning the device. First, it's limited to 720p second, it's *increadibly* slow - it takes nearly two minutes to find my NAS server (which is fully DLNA compliant) Finally, once it does finally find the server, the videos look terrible. Waste of time and money on this device.
Pros: Tons of internet TV options, both free and paid. fairly decent menu system
Cons: Could not get it to see anything on my home network, even with tech support Network wizard would not connect to my router, had to set up a static IP...easy enough for me but not for the average user
Summary: I bought this unit today thinking it had a lot of neat sounding features. Lets start. First - Yes you can play lots of channels. About 80% of them are news channels. Some from other parts of the world. It is most unfortunate I have better things to do than watch news channels. So I have to say this device is useless from the channel angle. Second - The device has an HDMI port but doesn't play true HDTV.
Summary: This unit does what it says: shows your media and some Internet content on your TV. So pretty much all of its "specifications" are its pros. But I'd like to talk about its cons: Navigation/user interface is not much different than that of "flashback to the past" gaming console toys - that is, very primitive. It is usually just plain gray text over black background. My initial disappointment was however, the poor quality of display.
Summary: Currently we use an XBox 360 to watch archived (mainly DivX) media from our windows home server and netflix on-demand content on a 40" 1080P TV. We bought this device and its matching wifi dongle to allow us to watch the same content in our bedroom. Our home network is not especially complex, we have a cable modem, Buffalo wireless 'G' router, a home server and a couple of PC's.